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Trimming Trees Reduces Damage

Tree trimming Late spring and early summer are the best times to trim trees, particularly due to the growth that occurs during the summer months. Trimming your trees away from your home, helps reduce the risk of damage during a hurricane.

Homeowners, property owners, landlords, property managers and property management companies can be the first line of defense and take steps to minimize damage to real estate property. They should regularly examine trees and check for damage or other trouble signs and take corrective action if necessary, either themselves or with the help of an expert.

Proper pruning - Good pruning can prevent many problems. Prompt removal of diseased, damaged or dead plant parts helps limit the spread of harmful insects and disease, as well as reduce the possibility of future storm damage. Pruning can also have other benefits. For instance, pruning a dense canopy reduces its mass while permitting better air circulation and sunlight penetration. Pruning also helps provide proper shape and improves the health and vigor of the plant. Do not over prune, a practice called hat racking, as this will significantly weaken a tree.